The Whimsical Mama

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Goodbye March – May, Hello June! June 1, 2016

Filed under: Books — Maura @ 12:01 am

Oops. So I got a bit behind on posting again. Ah, well. Best made plans and all that haha. I survived my first semester back in college. Pulled out a 4.0 somehow. It was quite miraculous haha. Hoping to continue that, but we’ll see how that goes! Punk has been in teeball mode. I’m a baseball mama! His team hasn’t won a single game, but they have had a blast. I’m so proud of him! He also finished prek. He’s officially a kindergartner. I’m freaking just a bit haha. I do have summer to adjust to it. Bug is extremely displeased Bubby is out for summer. She has quite enjoyed having mama to herself! I’ve also started working part time which partially killed my plan to start blogging again. But I’m all adjusted now, so I’m hoping to be able to work on the blog a bit at work since I’ll be at a computer the whole time anyway. Nothing fancy, just working as a secretary, but I get to bring the kiddos with me, so it’s all good. (Perks of being married to the plant manager! haha) I’m hoping that now I’m out of classes for the summer I can get some reading done too. I had spells during the semester where I didn’t want to read anything. It sucked!

Books I read March – May (In order of completion)

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The Hidden Prince by Jodi Meadows

The Glowing Knight by Jodi Meadows

The Burning Hand by Jodi Meadows

The Black Knife by Jodi Meadowqs

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Canonisation by John Donne

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne

Holy Sonnets by John Donne

The Temple by George Herbert

Making of England of England to 1399 by C. Warren Hollister

Bridge of Snow by Marie Rutkoski

Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Reign of Elizabeth I by Christopher Haigh

Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre A Brief History with Documents by Barbara Diefendorf

Beneath the Cross by Barbara Diefendorf

The History of the Bloody Massacres of the Protestants in France in the Year of Our Lord, 1572, Rendered into English by Jacques-Auguste de Thou

Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois by Marguerite de Valois

The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

When We Collided by Emery Lord

The Moth and the Flame by Renee Ahdieh

The Crown and the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh

The War of the Roses by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Mirror and the Maze by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

This Realm of England by Lacey Baldwin Smith

After the Black Death by George Huppert

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Civil War #1 Free Comic Book Day

DC SuperHero Girls Free Comic Book Day

Suicide Squad #1 Free Comic Book Day

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Free Comic Book Day

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

American Wife by Taya Kyle


Coming Up in June

Punk’s birthday!

Kiddos’ combined birthday party

Bug starting dance



Goals for June

Juggle mama life and blogging life!

Write some reviews and posts

Try to get ahead and stay ahead on blogging


June Releases I’m Excited For

My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia Hand

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Harry Potter Artifacts Colouring Book

The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Hogwarts Classics by JK Rowling

Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave by James Dean


June TBR

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Lois Lane Fallout by Gwenda Bond




2016 Reading Challenge (completed in bold)

A book based on a fairy tale: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

A National Book Award Winner

A YA Bestseller

A book you haven’t read since high school

A book set in your home state

A book translated to English: Dream of the Rood by Cynewulf

A romance set in the future: Their Fractured Light by Aime Kaufman and Megan Spooner

A book set in Europe: The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

A book that’s under 150 pages: The Hidden Prince by Jodi Meadows

A New York Times Bestseller: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

A book that’s becoming a movie this year

A book recommended by someone you just met

A self-improvement book

A book you can finish in a day: Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir

A book written by a celebrity

A political memoir

A book at least 100 years older than you: Beowulf by Unknown

A book that’s more than 600 pages

A book from Oprah’s Book Club

A science-fiction novel

A book recommended by a family member

A graphic novel

A book that is published in 2016

A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: American Wife by Taya Kyle

A book that takes place during summer

A book and its prequel

A murder mystery

A book written by a comedian

A dystopian novel

A book with a blue cover: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins et al

A book of poetry: Holy Sonnets by John Donne

The first book you see in a bookstore

A classic from the 20th century

A book from the library

An autobiography

A book about a road trip

A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with

A satirical book

A book that takes place on an island

A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy


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